News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, city news & Temple Bat Yam event |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, city news & Temple Bat Yam event

LAKE LEVEL — Lake Tahoe

As of Tuesday, Sept. 22, the lake elevation was reported as 6221.98. For more information, visit Truckee River Operating Agreement at


Parker William Hoffman was born Sept. 17 to Casey and Melissa Hoffman of South Lake Tahoe.

Caelin Andrew Allen was born Sept. 20 to Joshua Allen and Carly Petrie of South Lake Tahoe.

Mateo Josue Portillo Guerra was born Sept. 20 to Cristian Portillo & Mirian Guerra Lopez of South Lake Tahoe.

Andrew Joseph Abelow was born Sept. 21 to Nicholas and Sharyn Abelow of South Lake Tahoe.


South Lake Tahoe city staff members were advised not to speak with city councilwoman JoAnn Conner following a closed session discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The closed session item pertained to City Manager Nancy Kerry’s evaluation.

Conner confirmed the matter Tuesday, but she could not discuss the item, citing it was a personnel and closed-session matter.

All communications from Conner to city staff will go through City Attorney Tom Watson’s office.

Conner was absent at the South Lake Tahoe Solid Waste Joint Powers Authority board meeting on Monday, Sept. 21. She serves as the city’s representative on the board, which also has city staff support — Ray Jarvis, South Lake Tahoe’s public works director.

Councilman Tom Davis served in Conner’s place as the alternate.

Davis, like Conner, said the issue was a personnel matter.

“The city attorney has advised city council members not to talk about it,” Davis said by phone on Tuesday, Sept. 12. “On the other side, she (Conner) has been advised to not talk to city staff and that sends a strong message.”


Please join your Temple Bat Yam community for a Sukkot celebration in its sukkah!

A Community BBQ and short service is planned for Temple Bat Yam, 3260 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, on Friday Oct. 2.

It starts at 6 p.m. with food outside (weather permitting); then a short service is planned for 7 p.m. Please feel free to bring a non-dairy side dish or dessert. TBY will provide burgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, buns, condiments, and a few sides.

Call Julia Marianelli — 718-440-6033 — with questions.

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